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Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a 2-hour training workshop offered to faculty, staff, and students of the VCU Community. Safe Zone provides didactic and experiential opportunities for participants to:

Workshops are co-led by facilitators from University Counseling Services and other campus departments (e.g., OMSA, Equality VCU), all of whom have been previously Safe Zone trained. Safe Zone workshops are typically offered to VCU’s campus community multiple times a semester. However, if you are interested in a specific Safe Zone training for your department – or are an off-campus organization wishing to bring Safe Zone to your organization – attempts will be made to arrange special requests (pending availability and demand).

To Register for a Safe Zone Workshop, please sign up at

Safe Zone Training

By registering for a Safe Zone Training, participants are expected to:

The Purpose of the Safe Zone Sticker

The Safe Zone Sticker is used to indicate to LGBTQQIA+ faculty, staff, and students on campus that:

If you feel that you are able to meet the aforementioned list of requirements, please feel free to sign up for a Safe Zone sticker following your participation in the training.

Thank you to our Campus Partner!

Joining campuses across the country with similar programs, many departments and units have participated in the Safe Zone program here at VCU. We are particularly grateful for the support of our partners:

Student Resources

Additional resources for LGBTQIA+ students can be found on our pages for Gender Identity and Sexual Identity.

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